Truck convoy set to snarl traffic in Ottawa Tuesday
City asks residents to consider changing routines and says to expect OC Transpo delays
A convoy demanding the federal government do more to get oil pipelines built is set to slow down traffic in Ottawa this week.
The United We Roll Convoy for Canada has set out from Alberta and is expected to arrive in Ottawa Tuesday, Feb. 19, causing traffic delays that day and Wednesday.
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The transport trucks and other vehicles plan to drive around Parliament Hill on those days.
The city is planning to close Wellington Street between Kent and Elgin streets starting at 8 a.m. and extending through the afternoon rush hour on both days.
Commuters are encouraged to consider alternate routes, or walking, biking or telecommuting.
The city is also warning people to expect delays and detours on OC Transpo.
⚠️On Feb 19 – 20, the United We Roll convoy is protesting on Parliament Hill. OC Transpo and Para Transpo services are expecting delays downtown. Planned detours to routes 9, 11, 12 & 18 will start at 3 am on Feb. 19: <a href="https://t.co/Au32O9blCs">https://t.co/Au32O9blCs</a>—@OC_Transpo
REMINDER: Large convoy of transport trucks is expected on Parliament Hill tomorrow and Wed as part of a protest. Plan your commute ahead of time and expect delays. <a href="https://t.co/ewsVT3GBot">https://t.co/ewsVT3GBot</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OttTraffic?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OttTraffic</a>—@ottawacity